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Researcher: Burton, PJ (Dr Paul Burton)

Fields of Research

Classical Greek and Roman history
Latin and classical Greek literature
European history (excl. British, classical Greek and Roman)
British history
Stylistics and textual analysis
International relations
Social and cultural anthropology

Research Objectives

Understanding past societies
Literature
Expanding knowledge in psychology
International relations

Career Best Publications

Clientela or Amicitia? Modeling Roman international behavior in the Middle Republic (264-146 B.C.); Klio
Amicitia in Plautus: A Study of Roman Friendship Processes; American Journal of Philology
Avian Plague: Sophocles' Odepius Tyrannus and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds; Museion
The Last Republican Historian: A New Date for the Composition of Livy's First Pentad; Historia: Zeitschrift fuer Alte Geschichte

Research Publications

Clientela or Amicitia? Modeling Roman international behavior in the Middle Republic (264-146 B.C.); Klio
Amicitia in Plautus: A Study of Roman Friendship Processes; American Journal of Philology
Avian Plague: Sophocles' Odepius Tyrannus and Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds; Museion
Craige B. Champion, Cultural Politics in Polybius's Histories; Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Dexter Hoyos, Hannibal's Dynasty: Power and Politics in the Western Medierranean, 247-183 BC; Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Genre and Fact in the Preface to Cicero's De Amicitia; Antichthon
George Orwell and the Classics; Classical and Modern Literature
The Last Republican Historian: A New Date for the Composition of Livy's First Pentad; Historia: Zeitschrift fuer Alte Geschichte
The Summoning of the Magna Mater to Rome (205 B.C); Historia

Research Projects

Friendship and Empire: Roman Diplomacy and Imperialism in the Middle Republic (264-146 B.C.); University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Research Candidate Supervision

Ammianus Marcellinus' Portrayal of the Emotions of Fear, Anger and Grief in his Res Gestae
Amor, Marmor, Memor- Patterns of Parental Commemoration in Rome and Roman Italy, with Particular Reference to Mothers and Young Children and to Mothers and Older Daughters
Aspects of Infamia
Hercules and Augustus. Propertius 4.9- A Political Reading
Imperial Legitimacy in the Roman Empire of the Third Century- AD 193 - 337
Negotiating Romanitas- ethnicity, masculinity and imperial expansion
The Augusta- Matronal Virtue and Maternal Status in Imperial Rome
The Literary Link between Martial and Statius
The Politics of Rape in Ovid's Fasti